Please help format c-drive

  dougle00 18:05 19 Apr 2007

Hi I am a novice with a screwed up computer. It is so badly screwed formatting could not do any harm.

Can someone tell me how to do it or point me to a good instruction guide?


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:21 19 Apr 2007

Have you got a XP CD?

Set the PC to boot from the CD drive (itmay already be set to do that)

Boot the PC with the CD in the drive and follow the prompts to format the partition and reinstall windows.

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  skidzy 18:26 19 Apr 2007

Or wipe the drive using Killdisk or Eraser.

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  dougle00 18:55 19 Apr 2007

Great stuff, thanks guys, just one last question, how do I set the pc to boot from CD? I do have the XP disk.


  skidzy 19:04 19 Apr 2007

You need to go into the bios and change the boot order from hdd to cd as first boot device.
click here

Tapping either F1/F2 or the delete key on startup will get you into the bios.possibly a different key.

  dougle00 19:21 19 Apr 2007

Thanks a million guys, it is going now, 7% done, fingers crossed that I have selected the right options.

Thanks Again

  ArrGee 20:17 19 Apr 2007

If you experience any problems with thr format and install of XP, use this:

click here

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